Leica S Type 006 medium format camera now in stock

The new Leica S Type 006 medium format camera was announced during the 2012 Photokina show. The camera started shipping in the US in December last year and is finally in stock at Dale Photo & Digital. Here again the detailed technical specifications of the new S:

Camera type: Digital medium-format single lens reflex camera for use with Leica S-Lenses.
Image sensor Type: Low Noise CCD-Sensor with microlenses and microlens shift
Size: 30 × 45 mm (Leica Pro Format)
Aspect ratio: 2:3
Resolution: 37.5 megapixels
Pixel pitch: 6 µm
Dynamic range: 12 stops
Color depth: 16 bits per pixel
Color spaces: sRGB, Adobe RGB, ECI RGB 2.0.
White balance: Presets: Daylight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, HMI, fluorescent warm, fluorescent cool, flash, grey card (determined from image) / automatic / color temperature (Kelvin)
Low-pass filter / IR filter: No / on sensor
Moiré suppression: In external image processing software (e.g. with the Adobe® Lightroom® software provided with the camera)
Sensitivity range: ISO 100 to ISO 1600 (manually or automatically controlled)
Lens mount: Leica S-Bayonet for Leica S-Lenses
Focal length: Dependent on Leica S-Lens attached, conversion factor to 35 mm film equivalent 0.8×
Focusing Type: Predictive AF with center cross-sensor defined by cross-hairs on the focusing screen, focusing drive integrated in lenses
AF modes: Selectable modes AF s (single) = focus priority, AF c (continuous) = release priority, MF (manual), manual override of AF settings possible at all times
AF memory: Second resistance point hold on shutter release, lock for single exposure or constant by setting with 5-way control
Manual focus: With lens focusing ring
Exposure metering: Exposure metering through the lens (TTL)
Metering modes: Multi-segment metering (5 fields), center-weighted integral metering, selective (spot) metering (3.5% of image frame)
AE lock: Second resistance point hold on shutter release, lock for single exposure or constant by setting with 5-way control
Metering range: (at f/2.5 and ISO 100) Spot metering: EV 2.7 – 20, center-weighted and multi-segment metering: EV 1.2 – 20, warning signal in viewfinder when out of metering range, multi-field photodiode metering cell for available light (continuous light metering)
Exposure control: Program AE (with shift function) (P), shutter priority AE (T), aperture priority AE (A), manual metering (M)
Exposure compensation: ± 3 EV in half-EV increments
Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 exposures (automatic/manual) / ½, 1, 2, 3 stops, depending on mode setting, variation of exposures with aperture or shutter speed
ISO sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO1600, automatic control
Shutter: Selectable with main switch
Type: In-camera: Microprocessor-controlled, metal-blade, vertical focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds: Manual setting (T and M modes): 6s to 1/4000 s in half-speed increments, time exposure (B mode): up to max. 125 s, flash sync speed 1/125 s, automatic (A and P modes): continuous from 32 s to 1/4000 s
CS shutter option: Optional central shutter in Leica S-Lenses (CS versions)
CS shutter speeds: Manual setting (T and M modes): 6s to 1/1000 s in half-speed increments, flash sync at all speeds, automatic (A and P modes): continuous from 8 s to 1/1000 s
Linear flash mode: Faster sync speeds than 1/125 s possible with Leica SF 58 flash unit and HSS-capable SCA 3002 flashes
Continuous shooting: ~ 1.5 fps
Release button: 3-step; activation of metering and AF functions, AE/AF lock, shutter release
Self-timer: Selectable delay, 2 s or 12 s, activation signaled by flashing LED on front of camera and display on monitor
Mirror pre-release: 1st release: Mirror flips up, locks in up position, aperture closes to selected value, 2nd release: Shutter releases, exposure, mirror returns
Viewfinder Type: Pentaprism viewfinder with high-eyepoint eyepiece, LCD bar below viewfinder image, illuminated and with displays/warnings
Magnification: 0.87× (with 70 mm lens at infinity)
Viewfinder coverage: ~ 98%
Dioptre compensation: –3 to +1 diopters
Focusing screen: Interchangeable, ground glass screen with microprism ring and split image (standard), full ground glass screen with cross-hairs (optional accessory), full ground glass screen with engraved grid (optional accessory)
Displays Type: Full-color, self-illuminating, top-deck panel (OLED), (OLED), monitor screen
Monitor screen: 3-inch TFT-LCD monitor screen with 921,600 pixels, 16 million colors, sRGB color space, image field ~ 100%, maximum oblique viewing angle 170°
Protective cover: Anti-reflex/dirt-repellent protective glass cover in scratch-resistant Corning®Gorilla®Glass
Flash Connection: Hot shoe with central contact and dedicated control contacts, LEMO® or standard flash connection sockets without control of flash power, standard flash sync socket
TTL (multi-segment, selective, center-weighted)
Compatibility: Full compatibility with Leica SF 58 and flash units with SCA3002 adapters
1/125 s (body FPS) / 1/1000 s (lens CS), sync at all slower speeds, choice of first or second curtain sync; FPS flash sync at faster shutter speeds (1/180 s-1/4000 s) possible with suitably equipped flash units (HSS mode)
Flash exposure correction: ± 3 EV in ½ EV increments
Second curtain sync: Yes
Flash metering cell: Multi-field photodiode
Strobe flash mode: Automatic adjustment of shutter speed in exposure modes P and A
Displays in flash mode: Flash-ready signaled by flashing/constant flash symbol in viewfinder
Flash reflector angle: Automatic adaptation to focal length of lens attached with Leica SF58 flash unit or system-compatible flash units with motorized zoom reflector
Exposure modes: Single frame, continuous, self-timer 2 s (with mirror pre-release), self-timer 12 s (with mirror pre-release)
Image file formats: DNG 5000 × 7500 pixels, 37.5 MP, ~ 72 MB per image, lossless compressed DNG (7500 × 5000 pixels, ~ 42 MB per image), JPEG (7500 × 5000 pixels, in three resolutions, 37.5, 9.3, 2.3 megapixels, ~ 1-16 MB per image, depending on resolution and image content)
Maximum frame rate: 1.5 fps.
Buffer memory: DNG max. 28 images, DNG compressed max. 32 images, JPEG no limit
Simultaneous recording in DNG and JPG possible: Yes, arbitrary combinations of DNG and JPEG, various formats on different memory cards (e.g. DNG on CF card, JPEG on SD card)
Storage options: SD card (SD cards to 2 GB max., SDHC card to 32 GB max., SDXC card), Compact Flash card (UDMA7), external transfer to PC hard disk
Review formats: Single frame with exposure parameters, single frame, 4 thumbnails, 9 thumbnails, loupe function
Zoom magnifier in review mode: 4-step loupe function, pixel-level magnification, 100% view by longer pressure on clickwheel
Delete protection: Delete protect for individual images
Menu categories: Camera, Image, Setup, Play
Menu languages: 9 languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese
Firmware update: User upload option
GPS: Selectable (may not be available in all countries due to local legislation) – forced deactivation possible, positioning data recorded in the Exif data of image files
Date/time: User setting option, automatic date-, time- and time zone-synchronization with activated GPS module
Levelling: Acceleration-sensor controlled determination, range: Pitch (lateral axis) and tilt (longitudinal axis) ± 90°, accuracy / display sensitivity <1° at 0-40°C (32 -104°F) ambient temperature, displayed on monitor
Interfaces: ISO hot shoe, High-speed USB 2.0 (LEMO socket with strain relief, cable included in package). HDMI Type C socket, remote release, X-flash sync, SCA3002, 7-pin LEMO flash connection socket, interface for Leica multifunctional handgrip-S
Other: OS compatibility
Systems: Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7® Apple Macintosh upwards from MAC OSX® 10.5
Software package: Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® and Leica Image Shuttle 2, downloadable from the Leica Owners Area after product registration
Power supply On/off: Main switch on top deck, selectable automatic sleep mode after ~ 2, 5, or 10 minutes
Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery, nominal voltage 7.4 V, capacity 2100 mAh
Battery-independent power supply: With Leica AC-Adapter S (optional accessory)
Battery level display: In top deck OLED panel
Power-saving options (sleep function): 4 steps, 2 min, 5 min, 10 min, off
Power supply and battery charger: Rapid charger S (with integrated US mains plug, interchangeable EU, UK, and AUS plugs, and car adapter) Inputs: 100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, automatic adaptation, or 12/24 V DC; output: 7.4 V DC, 1250 mA
Body construction: Full-metal chassis in die cast aluminum with high-grip plastic coating, magnesium alloy top deck, base plate in glass-fiber reinforced polycarbonate
Operating conditions: 0 to +45°C (32 to 113°F), 15–80% relative humidity
Dimensions (W × H × D): 160 × 80 × 120 mm (6.29 x 4.72 x 3.15 in) 1260 g / 2.78 lbs (body only, with battery)
Dust proof/splash proof: Yes / yes
Tripod thread: 1/4-inch and 3/8-inch bushes, with locator holes for anti-twist locking pins
Package content: S-Body, rapid charger S (with integrated US mains plug, interchangeable EU, UK, and AUS plugs, and car adapter), rechargeable lithium -ion battery, LEMO® USB cable, LEMO® flash sync cable, carrying strap, bayonet cap, eyepiece cap
Optional Flash: Leica SF58, Leica SF58 Diffuser
Other: Leica multifunctional handgrip S, Leica hand strap S, professional charger S, Leica AC adapter S, Leica case S, Leica HDMI cable, Leica grid focusing screen S, Leica microprism focusing screen S, Leica standard focusing screen S, Leica remote release cable S, Leica S-Adapter H/V/M645/P67
Service Packages: Leica Protection Plan Body (included in price) Leica Protection Plan Lens (optional) Leica Protection Plan Vario Lens (optional) Leica Protection Plan CS Lens (optional)
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